Mother, son lands in Kirikiri prison over alleged N122m property theft

Lola Muniratu Disu, a mother, and her son, Ahmed Olasunkanmi Disu, have been held at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly stealing office property worth more than N122 million from Uccas Resources Limited.

Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered their remand after they were arraigned by the police on a 14-count allegation of stealing.

In the charge, the Police alleged that Lola, Ahmed and others at large on June 25, 2021 at No 16 Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Magboro Bus Stop, Ikeja Lagos, conspired amongst themselves to steal the property belonging to Uccas Resources Ltd represented by it’s Managing Director, Ukata Christian.

The duo were also alleged to have forged a court order with the inscription ‘possession taken by court order on June 25, 2021’ with the intent that it would be used against Uccas Resources Ltd and its Managing Director, Ukata Christian .

Some of the property the defendants allegedly stolen from different sections of the company office, include computers, office chairs and table, air- conditioners, printers, scanners, copiers, industrial water filters, heaps of undistributed copies of cargo news publication , confidential documents, midgets, internet routers, 2.9kva generator, fans etc.

One of the charges read: ”That you, Lola Muniratu Disu ‘f’, Ahmed Olasunkanmi Disu ‘m’, on the same date, time and place, within the aforesaid Judicial Division, did steal office properties of the Reception Desk: (a) reception tables with drawers valued .N650,000.00 (b) reception chairs valued N71,000.00 (c) Computer (CPU, monitor and printer; all HP Pavilion Tower Computers) (10 generation intel core, 17, 1.8GHZ):dual storage drive 256 (GB) valued N861,000.00 (d) HP 5 in 1 printer, scanner and copier valued N73,000.00 (e) Intercom connected to all offices:receiver valued N5,000 (f) office main line 012916425 (with handset) valued N45,000.00 (g) visitors memo booklet valued N700.00, total value of properties amount to N1,705700.00, property of Uccas Resources Ltd, represented by Ukata Christian, the MD/CEO.

Another charge reads: “That you, Lola Muniratu Disu ‘f’, Ahmed Olasunkanmi_ Disu ‘m’ on the same date, time and place, within the aforesaid Judicial Division, did steal office properties of the Marketing Cubicle Office: (a) Black table (folded with leather) and chair valued N210,000.00 (b) Computer (CPU, monitor & printer)-all HP Pavilion Tower computers general intel core, 17, 1.8-GHZ), dual storage drive 256GB valued N861; 000.00 (c) Printer HP 5 in 1 Printer, Scanner & Copier valued N73,000.00; Intercom receiver valued N5,000 (d) Black table (folded leather and chair) valued. N210, 000.00, Computer (CPU, monitor & printer) all HP Pavilion Tower Computers: (10th general intel core, 17, 1.8 GHZ), dual storage drive 256GB valued N861,00; (c)-Printer HP S in 1 Printer, Scanner & Copier valued N73,000.00; intercom receiver valued N5,000; giant stainless industrial water filtration imported ‘from China -valued $33,000 US Dollars, on behalf of OK Food — Ibadan, equivalent to N24,750, 000.00.

The offences according to the Police are punishable under Section Section 390 (8)(c)&(9) of the, Criminal Code, Cap. C38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (as amended).

When the charges was read to the defendants, they however pleaded no guilt to the allegation .

Justice Awogboro subsequently remanded them in prison pending the hearing and determination of their bail application.

The matter has been adjourned till tomorrow May 29, 2024 for hearing of their bail applications.

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